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May 11, 2012 1:00am PDT
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MSNBC
May 15, 2012 1:00am PDT
's senate seat. scott brown has taken more money from any other from the securities and investment sector, taken more money than any other senator from the venture capital and the private equity firms. he's taken more money from the hedge fund industry. this guy isn't even from new york. nope. wall street has a guy on the inside inside. his name is scott brown. in the first quarter of this year, the city of which he received more itemized donations than any other place is new york city, which is not in massachusetts. they call him one of wall street's favorite congressmen for a republican. they call him that for two reasons. you might remember what scott brown did when they were first writing the wall street rules. you remember his specific contribution. they thought there was going to be $19 billion in implementation costs in rules. who should pay for it after it nearly destroyed the american economy? who should pay for that? it's going to be paid for by the banking sector. scott brown amended the bill so the banks would not have to pay the costs. you would. taxpayers would have to pay t
MSNBC
May 10, 2012 6:00pm PDT
. in another election happening 1,600 miles away from oklahoma in massachusetts, republican senator scott brown of massachusetts is locked in a virtual tie to hold on to his seat against his democratic challenger, elizabeth warren. last month, boston's conservative tabloid, the "boston herald," published this headline, "harvard flow." school once touted liz's native american routes as proof of faculty diversity. the accusation here was that elizabeth warren was somehow wrongly considered to be native american? she was maybe wrongly listed as having native american heritage in law school directories and someone, maybe her, maybe the school, somehow wrongly benefited from that wrongful impression, that wrongful, spurious thing that she supposedly did. the "boston herald" described it as "elizabeth warren's avowed native american heritage, which the candidate rarely if ever discusses on the campaign trail, was once touted by embattled harvard law school, officials who cited her claim as proof their faculty's lineage." so the accusation that she's faking being native american. senator brown's campa
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May 1, 2012 5:00pm PDT
me. >>> scott brown wants to repeal obama care even though his own family benefits from the law. stay with us. [ male announcer ] with six indulgently layered desserts, all at 150 calories or less, there's definitely a temptations for you. unless you're one of those people who doesn't like delicious stuff. temptations. it's the first jell-o that's just for adults. and i thought "i can't do this, it's just too hard." then there was a moment. when i decided to find a way to keep going. go for olympic gold and go to college too. [ male announcer ] every day we help students earn their bachelor's or master's degree for tomorrow's careers. this is your moment. let nothing stand in your way. devry university, proud to support the education of our u.s. olympic team. i was trying to figure out how i could get rid of 99% of the lead i can pick up traveling through your pipes, and then... [ click ] it just clicked. get it? it clicked... like the thing...click... it clicked... for a hot dog cart. my mother said, "well, maybe we ought to buy this hot dog cart and set it up someplace." so my paren
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May 2, 2012 12:00am PDT
joins me. >>> scott brown wants to repeal obamacare even though his own family benefits from the law. stay with us. >>> welcome back. i think democrats have been waiting for campaign like this for a long time. the obama campaign has mitt romney on the ropes early on. romney is reeling on national security, and president obama is going after romney now on the economy. if you're a leftie and you support president obama, you got to love this ad. here it is. >> over the top, out of context. big oils new attack ad. president obama's clean energy initiatives have help create jobs for projects across america, not overseas. what about mitt romney? he shipped american jobs to places like mexico and china. as governor he outsourced state jobs. he's still pushing tax breaks for companies that shift jobs overseas. it's just what you expect from a guy that had a swiss bank account. >> if you're an independent you got to love that. it's going up in ohio, iowa and virginia. the obama campaign released this graphic showing where romney has bank accounts and trust funds all over the world. for the fa
MSNBC
May 21, 2012 8:00pm PDT
what it's like to do business with mitt romney. >>> scott brown is using a trivial issue to attack elizabeth warren in massachusetts. her credibility is steady, but he's going after it. by ignoring the issue, she's only making it worse. she's got to fight back on this real issue. that's coming up. >>> rush limbaugh's ratings have been taking a dive across the country after his sexist comments about sandra fluke. is he still too big to fail? share your thoughts on twitter. we're coming right back. ♪ surf's up everybor boards and your wetsuits ♪ free-credit-score-dot-com's gonna direct you ♪ ♪ to check your credit score before it gets too late ♪ ♪ and you end up strapped for cash ♪ ♪ patching your board with duct tape ♪ ♪ so hit free-credit-score-dot-com ♪ ♪ find out what credit's about ♪ ♪ or else you could be headed for a credit wipeout ♪ offer applies with enrollment in freecreditscore.com™. >>> welcome back. president obama made it clear today that he was not attacking free enterprise. mitt romney was the one who made bain capital relevant to the c
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May 22, 2012 12:00am PDT
to do business with mitt romney. >>> scott brown is using a trivial issue to attack elizabeth warren in massachusetts. her credibility is steady, but he's going after it. by ignoring the issue, she's only making it worse. she's got to fight back on this real issue. that's coming up. >>> rush limbaugh's ratings have been taking a dive across the country after his sexist comments about sandra fluke. is he still too big to fail? share your thoughts on twitter. we're coming right back. >>> welcome back. president obama made it clear today that he was not attacking free enterprise. mitt romney was the one who made bain capital relevant to the campaign. >> understand that their priority is to maximize profits. that's not always going to be good for communities or businesses or workers. he's saying i'm a business guy, and i know how to fix it. >> if it wasn't for the distraction of corey booker this would be headlining political news today. the obama's campaign focus of what happened to a company called ampad under mitt romney's leadership. >> reporter: then the company was sold to ampad. >
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May 1, 2012 8:00pm PDT
joins me. >>> scott brown wants to repeal obama care even though his own family benefits from the law. stay with us. [ male announcer ] with six indulgently layered desserts, all at 150 calories or less, there's definitely a temptations for you. unless you're one of those people who doesn't like delicious stuff. temptations. it's the first jell-o that's just for adults. [ clang ] my house is where plants came to die. ♪ but, it turns out all i was missing was miracle-gro potting mix. it's got what a plant needs. even plant food that feeds them for up to 6 months. you get bigger, more beautiful plants. guaranteed. who's got two green thumbs thanks to miracle-gro? uh, this gal. boom! everyone grows with miracle-gro. what ? customers didn't like it. so why do banks do it ? hello ? hello ?! if your bank doesn't let you talk to a real person 24/7, you need an ally. hello ? ally bank. no nonsense. just people sense. ♪ where the sun never goes out ♪ ♪ and the sky is deep and blue ♪ ♪ won't you take me american flight 280 to miami is now ready for boarding. ♪ there with you fly w
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May 21, 2012 5:00pm PDT
. >>> scott brown is using a trivial issue to attack elizabeth warren in massachusetts. her credibility is steady, but he's going after it. by ignoring the issue, she's only making it worse. she's got to fight back on this real issue. that's coming up. >>> rush limbaugh's ratings have been taking a dive across the country after his sexist comments about sandra fluke. is he still too big to fail? share your thoughts on twitter. we're coming right back. the calcium they take because they don't take it with food. switch to citracal maximum plus d. it's the only calcium supplement that can be taken with or without food. that's why my doctor recommends citracal maximum. it's all about absorption. that's why my doctor recommends citracal maximum. are you still sleeping? just wanted to check and make sure that we were on schedule. the first technology of its kind... mom and dad, i have great news. is now providing answers families need. siemens. answers. and who ordered the yummy cereal? yummy. [ woman ] lower cholesterol. [ man 2 ] yummy. i got that wrong didn't i? [ male announcer ] want gre
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May 11, 2012 3:00pm PDT
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MSNBC
May 2, 2012 11:00am PDT
be doing really well buzz she looked really well. >> bobby brown says he was not the one that got whitney houston hooked on drugs. we'll have more of the interview and i will talk with the daily beast allison samuels what she describes as whitney's private hell and the lessons to be learned. we begin with two states stopped from taking action that is critics charge would limit women's rights. in texas federal courts stepped into a fight over cutting state funds to planned parenthood, all the result of laws passed by the republican controlled state legislature and in oklahoma the supreme court halted an effort to grant person hood rights to human embryos. joining me is erin carmen. good to see you on this. this certainly would be categorized by a lot of people as a setback for republicans in the two states, the texas battle still waging, though. >> what happened in texas is the lower court said you cannot discriminate against planned parenthood. you're going to be punishing almost 100,000 women receiving almost the primary health care from planned parenthood. >> similar to the argument on
MSNBC
Apr 30, 2012 11:00pm PDT
obama's go-to sport is basketball. well, republican senator scott browne has been pressing himself for a face off with the president since he won the senate seat. it seems like it could be a match. let's look at this tape of scott browne from a community center. he earned the name downtown scott brown. that was the same shot. he's not that good. president obama went after republicans this morning at the bidding and construction trades department. this morning the president got to remember innocencing about his visit to john boehner's hometown of cincinnati ohio. notice the backdrop, a bridge in need of repair, here is the president today. >> over the last year, i have sent congress a whole series of jobs bills to put people to work, to put your members back to work. time after time, the republicans have gotten together, and they have said no. i went to the speakers hometown, stood under a bridge that was crumbling. maybe he doesn't drive anymore. maybe he doesn't notice how messed up it is. there are bridge where's some of the key republican leadership come from, where folks have t
MSNBC
May 1, 2012 2:00am PDT
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May 1, 2012 3:00pm PDT
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May 8, 2012 11:00pm PDT
as willie brown. among suburban voters, we checked this out n.o.w., support for gay marriage is just about down the middle, almost even. a recent wall street journal poll shows 45% approve and 43% disapprove. that has completely narrowed from 2009 even. three years ago. that's less than a year ago when 37% approved of gay marriage and 54% disapproved. i'm not quite sure where we're headed so i'm going to go to our experts here. ron reagan, everybody in town here and everybody in the country, not just gay activists or gay people or liberal activists, seem to think that the president, even when he was senator of illinois, say he doesn't support gay marriage. should he just say it? >> yes, he should. this whole involving thing has really jumped the shark. he's taken more time evolving on this issue evolving from h. the problem is, you can make an argument. a little bit of hyperbole there but i thought i would add some color. we all agree he's making a political calculation, and we can argue whether that political calculation is correct or incorrect, but it's an obvious political calculation.
MSNBC
May 15, 2012 12:00am PDT
what he said about the $2 billion risky bet. >>> california governor, jerry brown wants to avoid massive cuts to education in public safety. the republicans are standing in his way. congressman john joins me later. >>> a new ad is hitting romney pretty hard. one of bain's victims is here tonight. >>> republicans are claiming the jpmorgan disaster was caused by too much regulation. we'll correct the rornd this show this evening. >>> governor's like chris christie are playing politics with people's lives when it comes to implements obama care. wendall potter is ahead on the latest republican obstruction. share your thoughts on twitter. we're coming right back. >>> welcome back. president obama is going after mitt romney where it counts. romney claims to be the job creator, so here is the obama campaign's ad about romney's experience at bain capital. >> they made as much money off of it as they could. they closed it down. they filed for bankruptcy without any concerns for the families of the community. >> like a vampire. they came in and sucked the life out of us. >> it was like wat
MSNBC
May 17, 2012 3:00pm PDT
in this day, in 1954, the supreme court took a huge step forward for equal rights. we'll talk about brown verses the board of education and the work that still is left to be done. eggland's best eggs. the best in nutrition... just got better. high in vitamins d, e, and b12. plus omega 3's. there's one important ingredient that hasn't changed: better taste. better taste. yum! [ female announcer ] eggland's best. the better egg. they fly just a liiiiittle bit higher... [ man ] he hits it! [ morgan ] ...go just a liiiiittle bit further... [ woman ] a perfect 10! [ morgan ] they can even be perfect. and when we come together... to cheer...as one... [ chuckles ] ...we know what happens. [ crowd cheering ] visa. proud sponsor of the olympic games for 25 years. join our global cheer. that's good morning, veggie style. hmmm. for half the calories plus veggie nutrition. could've had a v8. >>> today, may 17th, is a day in may to remember. 58 years ago today, the supreme court's decision, brown verses the board of education, ended legal segregation in america's public schools. it began with linda br
MSNBC
May 15, 2012 1:00pm PDT
brown is proposing harsh cuts to close the exploding $15 billion deficit. cuts to school, health care, welfare, the disabled and child care. >> the biggest source of our spending without question is to schools. so when we have to have a massive cut, the sls that mass si cive cut and that't will happen if we don't get this in control. >> he's also proposing a tax hike and a tax hike for those who make more than $250,000 a year. he's even trying to slash a day off the government work week. and helping those struggling homeowners from the bank settlements? $292 million are being pickpocketed in red ink. take years of contradictory demands from voters, toss in a crazy process that requires super majorities to get any deal with even a penny of new taxes, then add a ballot measure industrial complex. we used to be the world's beacon on schools, gleaming freeways and more. the scary part is that california may be a glimpse of america's future. these years of living beyond our means now have washington and the state capitals in shambles. it's already being felt across europe. in greece, liber
MSNBC
May 29, 2012 9:00am PDT
about the presidential race -- looking for segues, massachusetts senator scott brown's re-election campaign is out with a new ad promoting his bipartisanship. it says that, he's helped pass all of these laws, working across the aisle. tauting compromise may be political suicide but not in massachusetts. >> it worked for mitt romney when he was running in massachusetts. >> that's true. that's true. >> i guess we'll see scott brown make his adjustment when he goes national. really surprising to me, maybe you guys could talk about it, too, is just how little this controversy is over elizabeth warren's apparent indian heritage has knocked her down. she seems to -- the last poll had her within a point. doesn't sem liem like brown, smy positioned, really seems to be able to pull away here. >> if the race were purely a popularity contest he would win this thing kind of easily. reminds me of the massachusetts senate race, weld and kerry in 1996 where that same dynamic would have existed. the party label's drag for weld in 1996, he couldn't win that race. the party label's a drag f
MSNBC
May 3, 2012 6:00am PDT
you. >>> next up massachusetts mudslinging. elizabeth warren slings scott brown's campaign for questioning her qualifications in response to this issue about whether she was declaring herself a native american. the china syndrome. we are taking a deep dive into wie bashing beijing is all the rage. how many current members of the senate have been serving since before 1990? tweet me the answer. for three hours a week, i'm a coach. but when i was diagnosed with prostate cancer... i needed a coach. our doctor was great, but with so many tough decisions i felt lost. unitedhealthcare offered us a specially trained rn who helped us weigh and understand all our options. for me cancer was as scary as a fastball is to some of these kids. but my coach had hit that pitch before. turning data into useful answers. we're 78,000 people looking out for 70 million americans. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare. avoid bad.fats. don't go over 2000... 1200 calories a day. carbs are bad. carbs are good. the story keeps changing. so i'm not listening... to anyone but myself. i know better
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May 25, 2012 12:00am PDT
but ineligible to do so. browning told the "associated press" scott specifically asked him whether non-citizens were voting in elections. browning reportedly told him non-citizens who voted risked being charged with a crime. scott told him, well, people lie. browning responded, yes, people do. but we have always had to err on the side of the voter. not anymore. after browning resigned earlier this year, scott went ahead with his plan and now his current secretary of state, ken detsner claims 180,000 florida voters may be ineligible because they are not citizens. and a "miami herald"er computer analysis found hispanic democratic independent minded voters are the most likely to be targeted by the state. now, florida election officials are questioning the accuracy of the used to create this purged list. seminole county supervisor of elections, mike erdle, standing next to a voter falsely identified as ineligible holding up his passport. this is a story all too familiar. in 1998, florida secretary of state, katherine harris, ordered a similar purge list. that list was also full of errors.
MSNBC
May 10, 2012 3:00am PDT
to the big headline of the day. >>> republican senator scott brown out with his first television ad of the massachusetts senate race, painting himself as an independent leader. take a look. >> independent majority has delivered a great victory. my whole life has been about beating the odds. there's absolutely nothing in this world that you can't get if you work hard at it. i've done what i said i was going to do. >> he's turned out to be unpredictability independent and beholden to no one. >> we have more work to do getting this economy working again. working together, we can restore it together. >> brown is also putting the spotlight on his challenger elizabeth warren's claims of native american ancestry, calling on her to release her law school applications. brown says, quote, serious questions have been raised about the legitimacy of elizabeth warren's claims to native american ancestry and whether it was appropriate for her to assume minority status as a college professor. warren has faced questions from the media after it was reported she listed herself as a minority in two law
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May 15, 2012 2:30am PDT
the weekend that california's budget deficit has ballooned by nearly $7 billion. governor jerry brown proposed $8.3 billion in cuts, everything from payroll to court funding to construction projects. a 4-day workweek for state workers. hundreds of millions in cuts to state colleges. raising the state sales tax and a temporary increase in income tax on the wealthy. brown says it's the best he can do, calling it a, quote, pretzel palace of incredible complexity. the governor made a comparison to the financial struggles we were talking about overseas. >> take away our never pleasant, take a look at what's going on in greece. take a look at the 100,000 people marching in spain. once you have it, it's much more painful to give it up than if you don't get what you desire. and that's why it becomes very important to block new spending proposals. it is difficult, and that's just life. >> governor brown's plan comes up for a vote in november. >>> to 2012 politics, mitt romney's time at his former company bain capital is shifting the debate back to the economy. just hours after the obama campaign releas
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May 22, 2012 11:00am PDT
airmen, roscoe brown. turned 90 years old. you look 20. >> i am. in my mind. >> also with us the star of "red tails" elijah kelly who plays samuel "joker" george. it fits you. mr. brown, i have got to ask you, what a life you have had, and when you see it on the big screen and i imagine when you think about some of those memories in your mind, at any point in the day do you just go, man, i'm a lucky fellow? >> i am a lucky fellow. but, see, i come from a generation with lots of lucky fellows and lucky women because i come from the generation of african-americans who wanted to be better. we knew we had to be better than white people. we knew we had to compete. part of the tuskegee airmen story is just the competition among us to do good and then we see these young guys trying to act like us, they did a pretty good job. >> yeah, yeah, about you it was acting. you did the real thing. >> i did the real thing, but when they shot the movie i was over there as a consultant along with lee archer. >> to make sure they got it right. >> i taught them how to fly. >> no, no, no, you taught them ho
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May 3, 2012 3:00pm PDT
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May 24, 2012 2:00pm PDT
. governor tim kaine is leading mack 46-42. 51-37. now in ohio, scott brown up over josh mandel 48-47. in massachusetts, it's a tight race between republican senator scott brown and elizabeth warren. a race and a nail-biter, if you will. brown 48, warren 47. we'll be right back. are you still sleeping? just wanted to check and make sure that we were on schedule. the first technology of its kind... mom and dad, i have great news. is now providing answers families need. siemens. answers. free-credit-score-dot-com'sur boargonna direct you ♪ts ♪ ♪ to check your credit score before it gets too late ♪ ♪ and you end up strapped for cash ♪ ♪ patching your board with duct tape ♪ ♪ so hit free-credit-score-dot-com ♪ ♪ find out what credit's about ♪ ♪ or else you could be headed for a credit wipeout ♪ offer applies with enrollment in freecreditscore.com™. it was in my sister's neighborhood. i told you it was perfect for you guys. literally across the street from her sister. [ banker ] but someone else bought it before they could get their offer together. we reall
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May 30, 2012 3:00pm PDT
know about the race between elizabeth warren and scott browne for the senate seat. there is another candidate on that race damaging on the democrat side. her name is marisa de franco. she supports health plans, green jobs, and capping federal funds to wall street. she has 10,000 signatures, and hopes to get enough delegates this weekend to get on the ball ballot. will she be able to do it? she is joining me now. mrs. de franco, thanks for being here tonight. >> thank you for having me, it's a joy. >> you're unfamiliar to a lot of my viewers with b what should they foe about you? >> that i have been a practicing attorney in the commonwealth representing people from all walks of life. and using that real world advocacy to get results and help people solve problems. i want to bring that talent and skill to representing people from the state of massachusetts into the united states senate. >> why are you a better match up against scott brown? >> i'm better because i have real world experience that speaks to all voters. we need to win more than just the democrat base in massachusetts beca
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May 2, 2012 8:00am PDT
that was created. >>> whitney houston's former husband, bobby brown, telling matt lauer in an exclusive interview with the "today" show that he's not to blame for the death of his superstar ex-wife while at the same time implying that she didn't have the will to lave clean life. >> maybe i could have done something different, your life. but you have to want it. i wasn't the one that, you know, got her addicted to drugs or -- i'm not the reason she's gone. >> as you'll remember, houston drowned in the tub of a blifr hills hotel room in march. coroners say heart disease and cocaine use contributed to her death. >>> wait till you get a load of this one. an attorney for a new jersey mother says his client is 150% innocent of child endangerment. his client is accused of taking her 5-year-old daughter tanning, an accusation she denies. here's natalie morales with a story that has touched a lot of nerves. >> this whole thing's been blown out of proportion. >> reporter: patricia denies she took her daughter anna tanning with her and says she just brought the 5-year-old the tanning salon and made her wait
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May 3, 2012 3:00am PDT
james brown, the godfather of soul, may 3. "morning joe" starts right now. ♪ you're so vain ♪ you probably think this song is about you ♪ . >> this afternoon, an announcement from the one-time front-runner for the presidential nomination. >> today i'm suspending my campaign. >> well, there you have it. he is suspending it, like what we all had to do to our disbelief when he thought he was going to be president. >> but suspending the campaign does not mean suspending citizenship. calista and i are committed to be active citizens. >> wouldn't it be awesome, though, if it did mean suspending citizenship? like if you lose a presidential primary, you're deported. wouldn't that be awesome? i don't think anybody thought they were, you know, going to leave the country, but it's good to know you'll be active citizens and be around to haunt people on jury duty. all right. ♪ >> well, you know, welcoming you, mika, and joe, and harold ford, and willie soon to join us. >> well, that's fantastic. >> times square. . welcome to "morning joe" as we take a live look at times square in new york
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May 13, 2012 4:00am PDT
republican paul brown proposed an amendment that would cut all funding from the part of the 1965 voting rights acts that requires states and counties to get federal approval before changing election laws. enter an icon of the civil rights lewis, john lewis who was brutally beaten as a freedom marcher back in the '60s. >> it is hard and difficult and almost unbelievable that any member, but especially a member from the state of georgia, would come and offer such amendment. there's a long history in our country, especially in the 11 states that are all confederacy, from virginia to texas, a discrimination based on race, on color. before the voting rights act of 1965, it was almost impossible for many people in the state of georgia, in alabama, in virginia, in texas, to register to vote, to participate in a democratic process. it's shameful! that you would come here tonight and say to the department of justice, you must not use one penny, one cent, one dime, one dollar to carry out the mandate of section 5 of the voting rights act. we should be opened up the political process and let in al
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May 24, 2012 11:00pm PDT
safe there for nelson. now to ohio, brown opened up a big lead over mandel. up 14 points now. up in massachusetts where i just was, it's a tight rate with brown and warren, a new poll shows a one point race. this is a barn burner rate up there, a nail biter if you will. no difference there, we'll be >>> back to "hardball," make no mistake, obama says romney's record at bain may make him a goose businessman, but not a good president. bain strategy holds pitfalls for president was a headline today. we have steve mcman and todd harris. it settles down to this is the main thrust and attack line. so he needs it as a weapon. the other guy needs to push it out of the way or deflect it, right? >> what's fascinating is normally an issue of this magnitude, this is the stuff you would see prosecuted in the fall postlabor day. these are the heavy guns of the campaign, and the obama campaign made the decision they have to -- they have to undercut his ability to present himself as a job creator and businessman. they're throwing everything at him now so they can introduce him to the american pe
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May 24, 2012 3:00am PDT
. >> it has been a tough time for her campaign after weeks of back and forth with senator scott brown over her native american ancestry, which she put on some applications. elizabeth warren has closed the gap in the massachusetts senate race. a new poll shows senator scott brown holding a one-point lead over warren, 48% to 47%. that is an eight-point swing from february, which brown led 49% to 40%. i've always thought that this was going to be incredibly close. i know you like scott brown. i like elizabeth warren. >> listen -- >> i like them both, but i'd like her to win. >> i like them both. i have always said this, and i think scott brown knows this, that scott brown won under the most favorable circumstances imaginable. he won in the middle of the obama care debate, when things were about as ugly for the white house and democrats as possible. he won not in an off year election, but in a special election. when turnout is as low as it could possibly be. campaigns. but she ran a horrific campaign, and yet he only won by a couple of points. it's also true -- i grew up in massachusetts. and peop
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May 13, 2012 9:00am PDT
out of the hole. the state is facing a projected shortfall of $16 billion. governor jerry brown says a failure to pull the state out of its fiscal nosedive will hurt public safety and education. >> we will have to go further and make cuts far greater than i asked for at the beginning of the year. we can't fill a hole of this magnitude with cuts alone without doing severe damage to our schools. >> the governor says he'll explain his revised spending plan on monday, we will go live to california at the top of the hour. >>> but now it's time for strategy talk. where mitt romney's consistency is back in the spotlight today after he waded into the gay marriage debate. joining me is former vermont governor, dnc chairman how old dean and michele bachmann campaign adviser, wesley donohue. mitt romney said in simple terms that gay rights have a right to adopt children in my view, that is something which people have the right to do. one day later, he walked it back saying he simply acknowledges that it is legal in most states, so why would he stick to his guns on what he himself calls his view
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May 4, 2012 10:00am PDT
senator scott brown in his re-election bid coming as brown's rival democratic candidate elizabeth warren faces some tough questions. reports surface this had week she once listed herself as i minority when she was at harvard law professor which seems quite a stretch since she's only 1/32nd native american based on a great, great grandmother. is this just a blip in a long political campaign or does the way she handled this reveal a weakness in her candidacy. martin, this is the first time she's run for political office. there seemed to be a lot of stumbling when this was first revealed in how she responded to it. >> this is the hottest race in the country. national democrats really see this as a seat they can win. they want to get ted kennedy's old seat back in democratic hands. elizabeth warren is a rookie candidate. it seems like she acted like a rookie how she handled this. it's a mini controversy but lasted for several days. she should have gotten out in front of this explained it as simply as possible the first day. there was an uneven response and it was a little bit confusing. she
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May 8, 2012 8:00am PDT
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May 15, 2012 11:00am PDT
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May 30, 2012 6:00pm PDT
a coincidence that it has turned out that way so far? joining us now is judith browne diana. he's a civil rights attorney and co-director of the advancement project. she represented the naacp in a 2000 lawsuit to remedy voting rights in florida. thanks for being here. >> thanks for having me, rachel. >> you are much more deeply involved in the vagueries of florida voting law than i am. did i get anything wrong in the way i explained what's going on in florida now in terms of how you understand the facts? >> you got it right. >> okay. it's complicated and it's quickly changing and a lot of this stuff hasn't been debated. it seems to being done at the initiative of the florida governor. is the governor consulting with lawyers in order to -- is this the kind of thing that other states are doing? is this a standard process that florida's going through, or is this something unusual? >> well, i mean, it's florida taking out their old bag of tricks. and they have come up with a new list and the list is flawed. i mean, a 91-year-old world war ii veteran? i mean, come on. really, governor scott? this is
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May 12, 2012 2:00am PDT
, and colleagues of mine. i speak out against this amendment. >> wow. minutes later u.s. congressman brown was back with his response. >> i apologize for my dear friend from georgia, if he has gotten angry with this amendment, and it is never my intent to do so. certainly wasn't meaning to try to hurt anybody's feelings. i ask unanimous consent to withdraw my amendment. >> without objection, so ordered. >> what a condescending way to talk to somebody like congressman lewis, i apologize like he got angry, but it is moments like that remind us of the stakes of the law that prevent people from the simple right to vote. that is "hardball" and coming up is "your business" with j.j. ramberg. great! tyler here will show you everything. check out our new mobile app. now you can use your phone to scan your car's vin or take a picture of your license. it's an easy way to start a quote. watch this -- flo, can i see your license? no. well, all right. thanks. okay, here we go. whoa! no one said "cheese." progressive mobile -- insurance has never been easier. get a free quote today. ♪ power surge, let it blow
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May 12, 2012 7:00am PDT
. >> and for president obama, the you rhythmics "sweet dreams are made of this." >> for romney, jackson browne's "running on empty." >> and one for the president? >> i didn't have one, and you covered it and i was trying to think, but i think that we could retire u2, because i think that we use a lot of u2. >> jackson five "i want you back." >> that passed your lips. and you are now the emissary. >> and you are the undisputed emperor of campaigns. i will wash your back. that is awesome. >> coming up the king of pop. and i want to bring the caffeine level down a little bit. we will go live to the liberty university where mitt romney is addressing graduates right after the break. and also the medical breakthrough in the battle against aids. so stay with us. for three hours a week, i'm a coach. but when i was diagnosed with prostate cancer... i needed a coach. our doctor was great, but with so many tough decisions i felt lost. unitedhealthcare offered us a specially trained rn who helped us weigh and understand all our options. for me cancer was as scary as a fastball is to some of these kids. but my coach
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May 4, 2012 6:00am PDT
and says he welcomes the death penalty. >>> massachusetts senator, scott brown, is getting a helping hand from another northeastern moderate this morning, maine senator, susan collins will endorse her colleague at a press conference at brown's boston headquarters, in a tough battle against elizabeth warren to keep his seat in a traditionally blue state. >>> a crushing blow. star closer, mariano rivera tore his acl while shagging fly balls in kansas city tichlts painful to look at. could be a career-ending injury for the future hall-of-famer who said this was probably going to be his last season. >> facebook announced it plans to sell shares for $28 to $35 each in the anticipated ipo. we will get a little market reaction on that. jackie deangeles at cnbc will tell us how the market is going to react to the jobs report. they sort of had priced this? ? >> let's get to the jobs report in one second. i am going to start with facebook. you mentioned that price range between $28 and $35. that values the social networking giant at up to $96 million. that is a little under the expected $100 billio
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May 8, 2012 6:00pm PDT
senator scott brown for that. a vulnerable incumbent like scott brown sided with the republican filibuster on this issue. just incredible. also, incredible, the long awaited endorsement of mitt romney for president by the last te contender left standing. rick santorum's endorsement was sent out last night in the middle of the night in an e maim. no press conference. no announcement. as endorsements go, this was a full octave below low key. it's like the lowest note. it was almost imperceptible to the human ear. >>> also, mitt romney caused a national case of whiplash on the car industry. after he lost to john mccain in the republican primary in 2008 after he dropped out, the only thing he made further headlines for that year as him coming out as super against the bail out. wants to take a lot of credit for the government bailout of the auto industry, the bail out which he opposed. >> the auto companies needed to go through bankruptcy before government help. that's what the president did. that was the right course that i argued for from the beginning. i'll take a lot of credit for the fact
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